Owen Wilson plays a strange, R-rated version of Lightning McQueen in a parody of Cars 4 during the Saturday Night Live season 47 premiere.
Saturday Night Live started off season 47 strong with a Cars sketch featuring Owen Wilson as an R-rated version of Lightning McQueen. SNL’s premiere episode starred Loki’s Wilson as its guest host and Kasey Musgraves as its musical guest. The hosts for the next three episodes have also been revealed, with Kim Kardashian West and Halsey on deck for guest host and musical guest for episode 2. They will be followed by Rami Malek and Young Thug, and Ted Lasso’s Jason Sudeikis and Brandi Carlile. Most of the central SNL cast has remained the same, however, Beck Bennett and Lauren Holt will not be back for this season. New cast members Sarah Sherman and James Austin Johnson have joined in their place.
Cars 4 hasn’t been announced by Disney, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to many viewers if it were to be confirmed soon. The Cars saga follows the little red car that could, Lightning McQueen, as he competes in major races and makes friends along the way. The Cars franchise has been hugely successful for Pixar. Not only has the studio created film projects Cars, Cars 2 and Cars 3, but the franchise is getting a Disney+ series titled Cars: The Series. Another one of Pixar’s big hits, Toy Story, has been stretched across four movies so far, so it’s certainly possible for Cars.